This time of year, retail stores want to encourage new account signups at checkout. If you make too many new applications, you can put a temporary ding in your credit report that can disqualify you from the best credit card deals.
To all of you who are spending your weekends and valuable time protesting as part of the "occupy movement," I want to thank you. But you guys can help me. If you wouldn't mind, can I ask you for a few favors? As a small business owner?
Small Business Saturday is a day set aside in November (this year it's taking place on the 26th) when people are encouraged to forgo the mall or the big box stores and buy from small businesses. I want ideas on how we can take it to the next level.
Tim McClimon is the President of the American Express Foundation, one of the most innovative leaders in philanthropy today. He has a rare ability to see opportunities to make an exceptional impact for both the community and the company's bottom line.
While it's truly a testament to the new credit card laws that the number of utterly unattractive credit card offers has diminished over the past couple of years, the fact of the matter is a few bad offers will always remain.
Instead of cutting needed programs, our leaders should take a close look at our unbalanced tax code and close the outrageous loopholes that allow the wealthiest individuals and corporations to skip out on paying their share.